Renee Pinkney adjusts her son Dontay Jones' jacket in the backyard of the home where Dontay lived for months under Wake County's guardianship. A Raleigh city housing inspector found the building to be substandard and lacking proper heat in November, but the housing case still was unresolved three months later. Jones and his roommate are wards of the county due to mental illness.
Renee Pinkney adjusts her son Dontay Jones' jacket in the backyard of the home where Dontay lived for months under Wake County's guardianship. A Raleigh city housing inspector found the building to be substandard and lacking proper heat in November, but the housing case still was unresolved three months later. Jones and his roommate are wards of the county due to mental illness. TRAVIS LONG tlong@newsobserver.com
Renee Pinkney adjusts her son Dontay Jones' jacket in the backyard of the home where Dontay lived for months under Wake County's guardianship. A Raleigh city housing inspector found the building to be substandard and lacking proper heat in November, but the housing case still was unresolved three months later. Jones and his roommate are wards of the county due to mental illness. TRAVIS LONG tlong@newsobserver.com

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The unstable or mentally ill find spotty care in Wake County

June 06, 2015 4:00 PM

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